Strung along the edge of the edge of the A3 trunk road, the eleven metre wide site may not seem the obvious place to build homes, but through careful integration has the opportunity to create a development that can benefit the existing community.
The scheme reverses the current built form on the site, placing new homes on the former public house car park and replacing the pub building with a community garden. The proposal removes the bulk of the existing building from the centre of the site, improving the outlook of neighbouring houses, and places new mews houses along the edge of the highway. The pedestrianised mews backs onto gardens, creating an internalised landscaped space shielded from the noise of the A3.
A taller block marks the entrance to the site on the corner of the Hook Rise roundabout. The new footpath links up to a communal garden, play space and ecology garden, all accessible to the local residents who back onto the site.